PRESS KIT

Press Kit of Artist Margot Gotoff

 

 

Margot Jacobson Gotoff

 

Artist’s Statement

Being a sculptor is my life-long passion. It is the essence of who I am. It is also how I explain myself to the world. It occupies my every waking minute – thinking about the next piece I will do. At the same time, I may be excitedly awaiting the latest sculpture to come out of the annealing oven.

 

My influences come from the art I experienced while growing up in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Sculpture’s power and substance are two aspects I learned to experience and appreciate from my father, a sculptor in his own right.

 

The beauty and complexity of the human form are the inspiration for everything I create. I use the body to convey psychological insights, to draw in my viewers, and to encourage them to interpret the underlying message in my work.

 

The many challenges of my medium, cast glass, continue to both test and excite me. Its luminosity and color continue to captivate me.

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Career Highlights

Education:
University of Michigan, B.A. (1962)
Arts Students’ League (1962-63)
L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland (1963-65)
University of Michigan, M.A. Sculpture (1966)
Massachusetts College of Art (1976)
University of Illinois (1977-78)
University of Cincinnati, M.F.A. Sculpture (1986-88)
Teaching Appointments:
University of Cincinnati, Adjunct Faculty (1987-88)
The Art Academy of Cincinnati (1988-1996)
Most Recent Shows
Riverspan Sculpture Exhibit (juried), Cincinnati, Ohio – 2010
Marta Hewitt Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2010
Interior Views, Sandra Small Gallery, Covington, Ky. – 2010
Sculpture in the Park (juried), Loveland, Colorado – 2009
“Glass Sculpture by Margot Gotoff”, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2008
Riverspan Sculpture Exhibit (juried), Cincinnati, Ohio – 2008
Grand Central Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida – 2008
“Gotoff Glass Sculpture”, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida – 2007
Nude International 2006, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky – 2006
Sculpture in the Park (juried), Loveland, Colorado – 2006
Shows:
Solo
“Glass Sculpture by Margot Gotoff”, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2008
“Gotoff Glass Sculpture”, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida – 2007
“Gotoff Works in Glass”, Anne Bolling Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2004
“Classy Glass – Gotoff at the YWCA”, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2002
“Sculpture of Margot Gotoff”, Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, Ohio – 1999
“Glass Sculpture of Margot Gotoff”, Highline Gallery, Aspen, Colorado – 1999
“Optic Nerve-Sculpture of Margot gotoff”, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1999
“Myth and Form: Sculpture of Margot Gotoff”, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 1998-99
“Glass Sculpture of Margot Gotoff”, K.L. Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, Illinois – 1998
“Sculpture of Margot Gotoff”, A.B. Closson, Jr. Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1988
“Glass Sculpture by Margot Gotoff”, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio –1997
“Glass Sculpture by Margot Gotoff”, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio –1995
Galleria Accademia, Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, Italy – 1987
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts – 1971
The American Academy, Rome, Italy – 1971
Group
Riverspan Sculpture Exhibit (juried), Cincinnati, Ohio – 2010
Marta Hewitt Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2010
Interior Views, Sandra Small Gallery, Covington, Ky. – 2010
Sculpture in the Park (juried), Loveland, Colorado – 2009
Grand Central Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida – 2008
Riverspan Sculpture Exhibit (juried), Cincinnati, Ohio – 2008
Nude International 2006, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky – 2006
Sculpture in the Park (juried), Loveland, Colorado – 2006
Bellagio Art Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada – 2002
International Glass Exhibit, Marta Hewett Gallery at Glassworks, Louisville, Kentucky – 2002
Sculpture in the Park (juried), Loveland, Colorado –2001
National Portrait Exhibit (juried), Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky – 2001
Sculpture in the Park (juried), Loveland, Colorado –2000
International Figurative Invitational for Sculptors of Glass, Miller Gallery, New York City –1999
Sculpture in the Park (juried), Loveland, Colorado –1999
Reflections in Glass, Ohio Glass Artists Invitational, organized by the Ohio Arts Council & the Akron Art Museum, (Henry Halem, curator), Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, 1998-1999
Sculpture in Glass, Highline Gallery, Aspen, Colorado – 1998
Figure Invitational, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky – 1997
Some of Each, Miller Gallery, New York City – 1997
The Figure, Miller Gallery SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois – 1997
Sixth Annual International Figurative Invitational, Miller Gallery, New York City – 1997
SOFA – Miami Exposition, Miami, Florida – 1997
Figure Invitational, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky – 1996
Navy Pier Show, Chicago, Illinois – 1994
Figure Invitational, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky – 1994
R.H. Love Gallery, Chicago, Illinois – 1993
North American Sculpture Exhibition, Denver, Colorado – 1991
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio – 1991
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – 1991
Figure Invitational, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky – 1991
Primarily the Figure, Graham Horstman Gallery, Dallas, Texas – 1990
Collectiva Internazionale di Pittura, Scultura, Graphica, Ospedalicchio, Italy – 1987
Figure Invitational, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky – 1987
National Women’s Sculpture Exhibit, Pen and Brush, New York City – 1986
Galleria II Leone, Rome, Italy – 1985
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois – 1982
Salon, Warde-Nasse Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts – 1971-71, 1972-73
Museum
Out of the Ordinary, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2009
Reflections in Glass, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio – 1999
Women of Valor, Skirball Museum Invitational, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1994
Living Tradition of Bronze Sculpture, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1993
Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 1989
The Royal Collection, Rhiyad, Saudi Arabia
Public Collections:
United States Information Agency, Gillette Corporation, Bloomingdales, The First National
Bank of Boston, University of Illinois Faculty Center
Private Collections:
New York City, Palm Beach, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Rome,
Commissions:
The Navy League of the United States, bronze portrait bust of George Brown – 1991
City of Denver, Cherry Creek, “Faces”, seven-foot bronze sculpture – 1991
City of Cincinnati, Sawyer Point Park, bronze mask – 1988
Hill-Rom Company, Batesville, Indiana – bronze portrait bust of William A. Hillenbrand – 1987
Awards
Pegasus Award for Outstanding Cultural Achievements, Ohioana Library Association, Columbus, Ohio – 2009
Juror’s Award of Excellence, Glass – An Ancient Medium, Creative Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut – 1999
First Prize, Outdoor Sculpture Competition, KZF Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1990
First Prize, The Mask of Woman, Katz & Dawgs Gallery, Columbus, Ohio – 1988

2/29/2010